EXCLUSIVE: Freddie Gibbs Denies Rape Charge In Austria, Vows To Fight Extradition


(AllHipHop News) American rapper Freddie Gibbs has been arrested and is being detained in Toulouse, France, after being accused of rape in Austria.

Freddie Gibbs, of Gary, Indiana, was supposed to take the stage at a venue called Le Rex in Toulouse, France, as part of a series of tour dates throughout Europe.

Instead, he was arrested for an alleged rape that occurred in Austria, in 2015.

Freddie Gibbs’ lawyer Scott Leemon denied the allegations against his client in an exclusive statement to AllHipHop.com.

Freddie Gibbs adamantly denies the allegations that have been levied against by Austrian authorities,” Scott Leemon told AllHipHop.com. “It makes you wonder why it took almost a year for Austrian officials to bring these charges.

The rapper was also due to play a gig in Austria earlier this week as well, but he canceled the event in that country due to an arrest warrant for the alleged crime.

Freddie Gibbs, born Fredrick Tipton, appeared before judges in France already, and plans to fight extradition to Austria.

“Freddie will be fighting the extradition request as these are nothing more than trumped up charges,” Scott Leemon promised to AllHipHop.com.

The rapper was on world tour would have included upcoming performances in Ireland, the UK, Portugal and Canada.